Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged 'MacLeish' (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #Mind #Archibald MacLeish

"Our reliance in this country is on the inquiring, individual human mind. Our strength is founded there; our resilience, our ability to face an ever changing future and to master it.  We are not frozen into the backward-facing impotence of those societies, fixed in the rigidness of an official dogma, to which the future is the mirror of the past.  We are free to make the future ourselves."  Archibald MacLeish

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#Cyberpeacefare #Freedom #Archibald MacLeish

"What is freedom ?

Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.  

Without the possibility of choice and the exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing."

Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man."

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 3, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare # Inquiring Mind #Archibald MacLeish

"Our reliance in this country is on the inquiring,individual human mind. Our strength is founded there;our resilience, our ability to face an ever changing future and to master it. We are not frozen into the backward-facing impotence of those societies fixed in the rigidness of an official dogma to which the future is the mirror of the past. We are free to make the future for ourselves."  Archibald MacLeish

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Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency, with Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond's core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If the U.S. does not reclaim its traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian trend could become a tsunami that could provide an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of surging authoritarianism.

Global Ethics Weekly: Foreign Policy & the 2020 Democratic Candidates, with Nikolas Gvosdev

Will Joe Biden's "restorationist" foreign policy resonate with voters? What would a "progressive" approach to international relations look like for Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders? What role will foreign policy play in the 2020 Election? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these questions and more as he and host Alex Woodson discuss a crowded 2020 Democratic primary field.

The Crack-Up: A Hundred Years of Student Protests in China, with Jeffrey Wasserstrom

In the latest "Crack-Up" podcast, China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom discusses the rich history of Chinese student protests. From the May Fourth movement in 1919 to Tiananmen Square in 1989 to today's mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, what are the threads that tie these moments together? Don't miss this fascinating talk, which also touches on Woodrow Wilson, the Russian Revolution, and a young Mao Zedong.

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